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Why does grievance mediation resolve grievances?

Why does grievance mediation resolve grievances? In Practice Why Does Grievance Mediation Resolve Grievances? Peter Feuille Mediation as a mechanism to resolve grievances in unionized workplaces enjoyed a resounding comeback during the 1980s. Labor arbitrators often medi­ ated grievances during the 1930s and 1940s. However, by the end of the 1950s, this mediatory style of arbitration was roundly eclipsed by the almost univer­ sal adoption of the quasi-judicial form of grievance arbitration which empha­ sized formal contractual adjudication rather than informal problem solving. As a result, grievance mediation largely disappeared from view even though it was still used occasionally. During the 1980s, though, grievance mediation received a torrent of favorable publicity that has substantially elevated its stature and use as a dispute resolution procedure in unionized workplaces. As a result of this favorable publicity, it is useful to trace the emergence of the current form of grievance mediation, examine how it operates, scrutinize the claims made on its behalf, and assess its role in workplace dispute resolution. Grievance mediation also is increasingly used in nonunion workplaces, though sometimes under other dispute resolution labels such as ombudsper­ son (Conti, 1985; Ewing, 1989; Rowe, 1991). However, because the process func­ tions quite differently in nonunion settings and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Negotiation Journal Springer Journals

Why does grievance mediation resolve grievances?

Negotiation Journal , Volume 8 (2) – Apr 1, 1992

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992
ISSN
0748-7526
eISSN
1571-9979
DOI
10.1007/bf01000630
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Abstract

In Practice Why Does Grievance Mediation Resolve Grievances? Peter Feuille Mediation as a mechanism to resolve grievances in unionized workplaces enjoyed a resounding comeback during the 1980s. Labor arbitrators often medi­ ated grievances during the 1930s and 1940s. However, by the end of the 1950s, this mediatory style of arbitration was roundly eclipsed by the almost univer­ sal adoption of the quasi-judicial form of grievance arbitration which empha­ sized formal contractual adjudication rather than informal problem solving. As a result, grievance mediation largely disappeared from view even though it was still used occasionally. During the 1980s, though, grievance mediation received a torrent of favorable publicity that has substantially elevated its stature and use as a dispute resolution procedure in unionized workplaces. As a result of this favorable publicity, it is useful to trace the emergence of the current form of grievance mediation, examine how it operates, scrutinize the claims made on its behalf, and assess its role in workplace dispute resolution. Grievance mediation also is increasingly used in nonunion workplaces, though sometimes under other dispute resolution labels such as ombudsper­ son (Conti, 1985; Ewing, 1989; Rowe, 1991). However, because the process func­ tions quite differently in nonunion settings and

Journal

Negotiation JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 1, 1992

Keywords: Dispute Resolution; Labor Relation Review; Negotiation Journal; Grievance Procedure; National Affair

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